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't enough flag officers who are women. all of this is related, ultimately. we need to see change in which so many more women are entering the military and 6 to 7% of the marines are not female but moving forward a quarter or a third and maybe even more eventually. we see it at that rate beyond 20% where climates start to shift when it comes to discrimination. that's what we need to aim for. you can't isolate women from all of these positions and expect your institution to treat servicemembers fairly. everyone suffers as a result. >> and does swan have metrics that show overall career impact to servicemembers who have been subjected to sexual assault? how many of those who report assault choose to remain in the military, and how many get out because of the trauma they've experienced? are those numbers that have been collected? >> not my knowledge. we have been in discussions with several congressional office the about discussing the retention issue alone. to my knowledge, the military is not yet at least suffering or recruitment crisis when it comes to, you know, more americans learning about
the technology is changing how we communicate. >> guest: yes and no. there's this assumption that the tape knowledge she had computers and mobile phones are changing the ways we write to each other because we're supposedly using abbreviations and acronyms and emoticons. if you're a young teenage girl you're using a blog. there may be a handful of these kinds of shorthand and emoticons commonly used. not nearly as many as the press would have you believe. what is changing is the way you read, the ways we write. i'll tell you what they mean by that in a second. our social relationships are changing incredibly and i'm going to suggest our personal individual psyches are changing. so let's start with how we read. it's pretty clear is what you read things on the screen, whether it's a laptop or even reader for tablet computer or mobile phone company don't go quite this family as you do when you read a hard copy. in fact, that's the subject of my next book. but what we know already is you tend to skim or worse to use the find function comes here when i'm just a word and you look at that little s
>> america a university professor naomi baron is technology changing how we communicate? >> guest: yes and no. there is the assumption that technologies of computers and now mobile phones change the ways that we've right to each other because he supposedly huge use emoticons and abbreviations that we are not using that many but if maybe if you are using a lot if you are a young teenage girl but these kind of better commonly used and not as many as the press with the dust to believe but what is changing is the ways in which we read or write but our social relationships are changing and all also personal and individual psyches. >> host: walk us through those four things. >> guest: how we read. what is clear what you see on the screen with a laptop or the tablet computers or mobile phone or e-reader you don't do it the same way as a hard copy. that is the subject of the next book. i am doing research. but you tend to skim or the find function just zeroing in on the word and you look at the little snippet of what was written and ignore the concept. but we do know that when you read a
. and until that is changed, nothing about the real dignity and integrity and quality of capable change, which is why i insist on the same rights. it's the thing i keep coming back to in the book and in what i have heard before and however argued. c-span: why, what is different about the way the state of kuwait treats case? >> it is in limbo right number. abortion essentially what is happening is quite complicated. eric reuter process of a trial and appeals based on a case in which gay people have argued it is unconstitutional under the hawaii constitution. this has been temporarily upheld pending the process. strangely and interestingly, the legislature has not acted that aggressively and ethanol at this point to stop this possible legality. the argument is interesting. the argument is not about kate people. the argument is in fact about sex discrimination which is a brilliantly ingenious argument which. it is that if meg and elisabeth's want to get married and they are denied it, they're being denied it because the woman is not a man. she is being discriminated against. and the other argumen
is not done, i am hopeful we can build up some of these initial changes which included one ensuring that all convicted offenders in the military are processed for discharge or dismissal from the armed forces regardless of what they serve in an second remove cases dismissed from the immediate commanding officer in sexual assault cases which is one of the issues we will look at today as to whether we need to remove such authority entirely from the chain of command and place them in a process. we live to the combat ban that prevents women from serving in many combat positions that can lead to significant promotion opportunities that open door for more qualified women to excel in our military. we have increased diversity and top leadership positions improving response from leadership when it comes to responding to sexual assault. we passed an amendment introduced by senator -- based on our legislation which means troops that do to to you come pregnant as a result of a rape no longer have to pay out-of-pocket for those -- concerning our first -- second panel of witnesses after we will hear from s
change. a bright young people back to the fellows and teach florescent shop owners how to use social media and how to learn new skills. they created a program to encourage rather than by local products. they are a great example of young people not in cities, not in the spotlight during the son of hard work to move issues forward and make impact. people like him are represented in the over the country who have been newly empowered to create change. >> host: looking back over the course of history, every generation is known for something. what do you think the millennial generation will be known for in 50 years? >> guest: we will be known as the people who pushed the country and world in a better direction to help her in the world and a little bit of a course correction for most than good i don't think the generation of solve every problem in the world. are definitely on a good course to help change some of the ways for thinking about our world to be more responsible social minded good to waste the push businesses, successes we've had of toppling dictators all over the world are pretty
? is a good question to ask because wild times and technology in many species have changed since president reagan was in office, the important fundamentals, does this speak to where we as americans have not appeared every part yesterday yesterday, governor jeb bush understands this. it's one of the reasons after having left the office about six years ago he remains an extremely horrid national loosen the republican party. as we prepare to welcome the governor to this stage, let's first take stock of use that we know were of vital importance to ronald reagan and scrape them up against the word indeed as jeb bush on the same critical topics today. what are the fundamental issues? must begin with tax. we know ronald reagan spent much of his life trying to cut for the average american. he was convinced it is the man or woman on the street didn't understand their dollar more wisely than the federal government. when governor jeb bush was in office, he cut taxes some floridians $20 billion. let's talk about the size of government. when matt mccomas in the wake has house come he to medically reduc
was the intersection of film technology -- technology with an emphasis on social change. >> host: your dedication page reads in part to my mother and father the greatest boomers i know. let's talk about that generation for a minute because they get some flack for some mistakes that they made and have made. >> guest: i think the boomer generation was an incredibly and is an incredibly important generation and our nations history. much of what is going on today in america would not have been possible without them. the civil rights movement which they played a leading role in pushing out forward and ending the war in vietnam and changing the way we viewed citizen involvement in government, changing the way we think about our elected officials and the ability to create up star movements. i think all that was incredibly important and the beginning of the women's movement all that great activism that it produced and all of that we are seeing that directly play out today whether it's the election of barack obama or the continued advancement of women in congress so all that is a direct result of their activis
rapid technological change and investments. and, you know, i have to say i think part of it is the public's deep-seeded unease with robots. i mean, this goes back to the hal -- [inaudible] and a few other things we remember from our childhood. and, of course, political theater it was, but senator rand paul's filibuster really, i think, did to some degree muddy public understanding of the domestic uses of uas. so we don't do ourselves any favors either from an industry standpoint when we keep changing the names. i could go around this room, and i bet everyone here could come up with a different one. uas, uav, rpv. and now, get this, the latest one? uninhabited aerial vehicles? oh, come on. sexism? give me a break. [laughter] i think our speakers will shed light, though, on some of the more important of uas concern. i'm so delighted that from california frank pace was willing and able to come in, the president and ceo of general b atomics. and, of course, the developer of the predator, among other very leading aircraft in this area. what i really think about it, and i th
for his beliefs, and the police may change a bit over the years is not terribly much. they are still fighting for them. and i think that's inspiring. [inaudible] >> dina, thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. >> is there a nonfiction author or book you would like to see featured on booktv? send us an e-mail at or tweet us at >> up next on booktv, "after words" with guest host this week, msnbc host s. e. cupp. this week david burstein and his book "fast future: how the millennial generation is shaping our world." in the county argued there are currently between 18 and 30 years of age are the largest generation in u.s. history. more ethnically diverse than digitally tuned in than others. mr. burstein says melinda's are increasing and more influential a fast-moving, more integrated world. this program lasts about an hour. >> host: so, david, your millennial writing about millennials sort of advising town elders about the issues of a generation. that takes some background. how old are you? >> guest: 24. >> host: where did you go to school?
we've got to change the structure because we are killing the very things that made us great. i wrote this book, not anything i hope to get out of it. i hope to awaken people to what happened. we can have that going on. what do they look like? >> well, hank greenberg, truly an icon of american dismissed. this book, "the aig story" is a must-read for those who are can learn and care that he had tended consequences of governmental regulation of industry, particularly financial institution in the future of the american economy. thank you for coming today. [applause] >> now ian morris looks at the development of civilizations of the past 15,000 years and uses current measurement for human development to explain what the center for advancement due from the east to the west. this is an hour and 15. >> good evening. i am heidi hsu, president of world affairs council washington and it's my pleasure to welcome me to the world affairs council domain of world affairs today. thank you for joining us for a discussion with ian morris, author of "the measure of civilization." ian morris is a p
it is a statistic. that very, very you rare book that it actually changes people's lives. it actually change the culture. more recently only reflecting the lives of the people for not talking about working-class women who had no choice but to work along. and not talking about people sexual preferences may have already found themselves obscure . the what i want to do today a little bit is talk about the ongoing power of this. in the recently talked to my undergrads at nyu. some of whom are here in this audience who do not ever hesitate to tell me if something is boring, irrelevant. no longer worthy of their important attention. so it is actually kind of amazing to me that the class from pumps life. the book focuses on in really interesting ways. want to talk about the new feminine mystique. i want to talk about the old feminine mystique. it's complicated. we obviously live in a world that has been formed by both this book and the movement that followed it. most of us who were for an after the feminine mystique came out. it's hard enough to imagine those days little. i just think about the rap
the argument that it actually changed people's lives and that it actually changed the culturement of it's also come under criticism more recently for not, for only reflecting the lyes of a very -- lives of a very small group of people, for not talking about working class women who had no choice but to work all along and not talking about people of other sexual preferences who may have already found themselves kind of askew or outside of conventional life. but what i want to do today a little bit is talk about, um, the ongoing power of this classic. and i recently taught this book to my undergrads at nyu, a couple of who are here in this audience, who do not ever hesitate to tell me if something is boring,er v.a. relevant, dated, no longer worthy of their important attention. [laughter] so it was actually kind of amazing to me that in this class, the class really came to life. and the book sort of spoke to them in really interesting ways. so i want to talk about the new feminine misstocks that are oppressing us -- mystiques that are oppressing us still, and i want to talk about the old feminine
for his beliefs. their beliefs may have changed over the years, but not terribly much, and they're still fighting for them, and i think that's inspiring. >> thanks a million. >> thank you. thank you very much. [applause] >> up next, after words with guest host, s.e. cupp. this week, david burstein, and his book, "fast future: how the millenial generation is shaping our world. "o'he argues those between 18 and 30 years of age are more ethnically diverse and digitally tuned in an others and millenials are more influence shall and a fast moving, more integrated world. the program lasts about an hour. >> david, you're a millenial, writing about millenials. how old are you? >> guest: i'm 24. >> host: give me your background. where kid did you grow up? >> guest: i grew up in western connecticut, an hour out of new york city, and as a student in high school i started the film festival for high school students in which we saw great films about young people, issues about bullying and teen south s, this is in 2003, way before being part of the national conversation, and seeing the power of film i
become a movement, you can try to change with the government or negotiate with the government. deps on your strategy. start small, focus, build around local nonpolitical issues, which is where you learn the technology of nonviolent struggle. then you achieve a little victory. then the people start joining because the people who join the things which are successful. and if you are branded well and know how to communicate, you have a movement, and then see how the government will deal with it, because the more oppressive government is, the less space for use of the suppression. because they already are using every single way of censorship, and they're, after 30 years, i don't find them very flexible in dealing with the new ways of protesting. the more closed the system, the more oppressive regime, the less flexible. really flexible regimes are not the most -- when you look at the really flexible regimes who learned fast, like the one in venezuela or russia, they're not north koreas them real problem with north korea, once they're there, they're cemented in their own little thing. so w
with climate change. we were attacking about how unusually cold it's been in global warming. the fact a serious concern and a lot of discussion and i expect to see some form of taxation on emissions, whether it's a form of carbon tax, whatever. assume that happens for purposes of this conversation. what do you see that can be done given higher costs for failing to bring down emissions? what can be done to further reduce emissions? >> let me give you the days. number one, i'm not sure if anything changes. if you look at our track record since the early 60s, from the early 60s to today, where about 70% more fuel-efficient than they were then. without caps, without being thin ice because the environmental pressures are perfectly aligned with the financial pressures as you know when an airline, were 35% of your cost is fuel and the only way you can try to maximize profitability despite having more fuel-efficient aircraft. for every% of fuel efficiency improvement you can't come you get a 1% reduction in carbon emissions. said there's a huge incentive to can tenuously improve the environmental perfo
into the cpi, they don't boost the level of cpi. it's just a rate of change and the prices of things that are already out there. an interesting thing about the nature of new things that come in, new things, those who remember vcrs and dvd players, when they first came on the market they tend to be really expensive, and then they drop in price really fast. the cpi doesn't -- it does pick up the rapid drop in prices of stuff that comes up to be very expensive initially. new stuff is coming out all the time. and, of course, if your price index does not reflect anything about the real increase in incomes that generally happens for workers. okay, the second one which is number three, a modified version of price. back around the mid '90s, there was a change in the cpi w. that had been available for years and years. and is used for social security automatic cost-of-living adjustment, to reflect some other things to reflect some behavioral responses, behavioral practices that people have. there are 211 different categories of goods and services that build up all the cpi's. within each one of
of that change -- to the first part of the book we touch on that. well we meant to the country overall. a couple of vignettes of this that all talk about briefly. a book written on something. a book about a russian sub that went down in the northwest pacific the russians to know where was. they wanted to recover it. code books were important. the technology was important. it was decided they would try and recover. the median my apartment, the general counsel of the cia, is deputy, the deputy of howard hughes. a very large vessel to hold in the center that would scoop this up. then you had to think about what if the russians decided what we were doing was looking for the submarine. what would happen if they fired on us? could not bring this tool id. we knew. put it on the beach. that was not going to work. so we had to take the pacific islands that was obviously in the european position. bill the report. we provided the insurance without operation. there are many gabonese that have the vision was still, the underwriting skill to take on a project like that. i happen to be -- while the operation w
successfully attacked. the scientists propose any -- an incredibly simple change. they said change the setting of the depth charges from 130 feet to 25 feet, only attack them after 15 seconds which would ensure that when they did carry an attack on the target would be both at the right depth and the right place because u-boat had f-15 second window and would not have time to take evasive action and zigzag. the scientists calculated this would increase the successful kill rate of 1% to 10%. this incredible knew wonder weapon known new weapon are gizmo. and sure enough when their results were implemented it was almost exactly a factor of ten. it took some convincing the results were undeniable. that change alone transformed the entire cost some tense formed the anti-submarine from a failure to a decisive battle. and by the summer it effectively knocked the boats out of the war ended toward the success the following year. repeatedly a similar group of scientists were established by the u.s. navy after america's entry into the war produced equally prodigious results doubling, tripling, or even mor
changed, the problem is still evident to not that they actually continue. it's hard to see how congress could develop a more thorough record than a day. >> i'm not questioning whether the congress did its best. it's whether congress found with adequate to invoke his usual remedy. >> congress must've found the situation was even clearer and violations more evident because originally the vote in the senate was something like 79 to 18. in a 2006 extension of his 98 to nothing. there must've been even clearer in 2006 the these states were violating the constitution. do you think that's true? >> justice scalia, it was clear to 98 senators including every senator from a covered state who decided there was a continuing piece of legislation. >> or decided they'd better not vote against it. none of their entries in voting against it. >> i don't know what they're thinking exactly, but it seems to me one might reasonably think this, it's gotten a lot better, but it's still there. so if you have a revenue that wasn't totally over, wouldn't you keep there been any? or would she not at least say a pe
very fine people at the time. all of that changed. the first part of the book touches on that. but they show what we meant to the country overall. there's a couple of vignettes i will talk about briefly. there is a book written on something called tacloban marine. a book about a russian said that went down in the northwest pacific and the russians didn't know where wes. they looked and looked and couldn't find it. the u.s. to exactly where it was and wanted to recover it because it was a nuclear sub. codebooks were important than the technology was important. it was decided they would try and recover. there's a meeting in my apartment in new york with the general counsel of the eye it, the dpd howard hughes. if they were going to do that, they had to build the bustle, a large vessel with the whole of the center scoop this out. you had to think about what is the russians decided but we were doing was looking for that been aware was pure but would have been if they fired on us? couldn't bring it to i.e. put it on the beach? that wasn't going to work? said they had to find some p
poverty, it didn't provide a way to change ghettoization, it didn't reach the full goals that the participants in the civil rights movement were really aspiring to of freedom, of power. and so what you had in the starting really in '66 it became a very big call was a question, black power. how do we build black power? there were dozens of organizations in most major cities asking this question and trying to thub it. think about it. there were a lot of different kinds of approaches. one important kind of theoretical answer to this was to say we're not just going to, you know, it's not that we just want to be part of america. america as it's constituted is an imperial power, and we need to challenge that imperialism as part and parcel of the colonial struggle not only in africa, but nationally. so there were organizations in the bay area asking that question on a small scale. one organization called the rove louis their action movement, both bobby seale and huey newton participated and drew a number of ideas from there, but there were different kinds of answers, right? and
things have changed since president reagan was in office, some important fundamentals, those who speak to who we are as americans, have not. i believe that our guest today governor jeb bush understands this. and it's one of the reasons that after having left office just about six years ago he remained an extremely important national voice in the republican party. as we prepare to welcome the governor to the stage, let's first take stock and a handful of issues that we know where of vital importance to ronald reagan and square them up against the words and deeds of jeb bush on the same critical topics today. what are the fundamental issues? we know ronald reagan spent much of his life trying to cut taxes for the average american. he was convinced that it was the man or woman on the street who knew how to spend their dollar more wisely than the federal government and he did all in his power to prove it by cutting taxes. governor jeb bush was in office he cut taxes on floridians by $20 billion. let's talk abut the size of government. ronald reagan was in the white house he dramatically re
's relationship with her changes, changes from uncle cleve, the godfather, to a romantic interest. cleveland starts sending her letters with poems and sends her roses, and it's the full court press on courting her. >> you can watch this and other programs online at >> you're watching booktv. and now former florida governor jeb bush argues that the nation's immigration policy should be overhauled to reflect our current economic needs, but also should be b clear enough to enforce properly. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> now, our love whered president finish beloved president ronald reagan passed away almost ten years ago. but as many in this audience know, it seems nearly impossible to follow political news without hearing some reference to our 40th president. his memory, his name and, fortunately, his legacy seem to be ubiquitous as our country grapples with the challenges of our time. for many years, probably starting with the day after president reagan left office in 1989, there's been a famous question often asked when this is a particularly vexing problem facing
wire you writing a book called creating just as? >> guest: i strongly believe in social change. my background is as a public defender. this seems to me that communication is the vehicle to awareness, education, and to move public opinion to the opinion in the direction of what i am considering a more enlightened point of view. >> guest: in your book to use any of your cases, public defender cases as examples? >> none of the cases i've worked on while i was in the public defender's office made it this far. but i do write about cases that i think have a chance to study, had a chance to talk to the lawyers and had a chance to talk to some individuals involved, a family member to family members of the journalists, so they don't come from my personal experience, but a lot of in-depth study. >> host: that change in dna technology, is that beneficial to defendants? >> guest: yes, it can be. a fellow who is on the jacket of my book, it very aptly named individual. the first person exonerated from death row across the country. 1993. first-person exonerating based on dna. and it came to him
were all from harvard. and she told me how it changed her life. but she became a writer after that as well. i have several of my interns here now, and i just listen to that story. that's how life goes. and so it got me so interested that i decided that book, i would call it "news work." it would be the first of a series. and it has been such exciting -- the second book was the, took a year inside five government press offices; white house, state department, pentagon, food and drug administration, department of transportation. and you never know when you write a book. while i'm there with the department, at the department of transportation with the secretary and the snow is falling and we look out the window, and a plane has crashed into the 14th street bridge. you remember that. and we're there, and i am there to write everything that the government does in return to a crisis. that's the way it goes. again, we did one on the house -- on the senate first. so it's a year wandering around inside the senate. senators walk a lot, you know? they have to go from their offices to the
influence as an ability to change the perception of the situation in order to market people in terms of moving in that sort of direction to stop doing something and creating incentives both sticks and carrots to get people to be given a certain way. >> host: so how exactly is it declining? because i think if you ask a lot of people today coming you would say okay maybe there are new ceos of the top of the organizations, but they are still making enormous paychecks and yield a lot of power, and we see more and more countries that seem to be emerging as strong players on the global stage. how is that not just a shift in the redistribution of power? how was what we are witnessing actually eight equine? >> guest: it's one of the players you mentioned. well paid ceos and heads of state and countries that are coming into play in the geopolitics arena and have more say than before, all of the players have less power than before. they can do less with it than their predecessors could do. take any one of those and you will see that they are more constrained. think about the ceos of the banks
now, enron, when there was a seat change of regulation in the united states. i said a foot fall is like a murder charge, trying to explain the severity of the change in the regulatory environment. it did change. sarbanes-oxley brought about enormous change in corporate governance, and companies felt vulnerable, and so they all went to their own lawyer representing them, and what happened is that ceos of companies were really downgradeed in the management of an institution. in some cases, it may have been good. many many cases, it was nod got. when a board is trying to really run a company that's operating in 10 countries where the management knows moment to moment what's going on directors come, you know, four times a year, and no matter how dill janet they are, it's rather difficult for them to have a detailed knowledge of what it is to take to run that company. the management of aig traveled constantly, on the road constantly, and regional executives, the reporting was on a realtime basis. i could tell aig results by two days. i would know anything i wanted to know about the c
use influence as ability to change the perception of situation in order to mock people in terms of moving in a certain direction or stop doing something, and power just creating incentives both sticks and carrots in order get people to behave in a certain way. house of representatives and so how exactly is a declining? because i think if you ask a lot of people today they would say okay, maybe there are new ceos of the top of organizations but they are still making enormous paychecks and wield a lot of power. and we see more and more countries seem to be emerging as strong players on the global stage. so how is that not just as shift and a redistribution of power? how is what we're witnessing actually a declines because each one of the players you mentioned well-paid ceos, heads of state, new countries that are coming and having a play in the geopolitics of arena and have more say than before. all of these players have power but they have less power than before. they can do less with it than their predecessors could do. take any one of those and you will see that they are more c
a change. the change was not made so there was a mistake in not making the change immediately and there was a missed opportunity to also have interpreted that as a sign of something we didn't see at the time. >> in a later e-mail you said we are working on a new set of limits for synthetic credit and the current c s o one will be replaced by something more sensible and granular. mr. bacon, there are firm why risk limits at jpmorgan. is that true? >> yes. >> were those breachy ignored? >> they were not added goerge. specifically the one i expect your referring to in january, it was not ignored. it caused action and escalation. it was a situation where we relied upon the explanation that turned out to be wrong about the new model, implementations that was agreed by the risk-management in place of the time by multiple review or trailed or reliance was erroneously placed on that. >> let me tell you what is hard to explain to my constituents when their tax dollars are insuring their deposits. they are going to ask how could we possibly balloon up to $6 billion loss and basically no
of accountability. and should be everyone's. our first panel of witnesses will help us explore the changes needed. they are authors of separate essays. military application through the security administration. and the honorable gregory freed mono. i want to thank our witnesses for appearing today and the time they put in preparing their testimony. it's a labor. we do appreciate it. i have a longer version of my statement i'm without objection offer for the record. hearing none. it's ordered. i want to turn to my friend and colleague from typical, mr. jim cooper. any opening comments you may have? >> thank you, mr. chairman. i look forward to working with you and our colleagues on the important issues. i would like to ask and be with a shortness of the time that my opening statement be inserted in the record. >> thank you, sir. we're going to be calling for votes in awhile. we will dispense with a reading of your opening statements and submitted for the record. we will go straight to the questioning of the witnesses. the witness will be general austin. let begin the rounds of questions. and we'll
and it is also part of of this. how did the portal correct change that? wire businesses reacting in this way? welcome i think it's helpful to step back and talk about the primary goals. so how is that new number of 32 million uninsured americans when it comes to the system? one is the much talked about individual mandate. every individual in this country with some exception, in 2014, has to purchase health coverage of some sort or they could face a tax penalty. number two, you have heard a lot about the health insurance changes in market places, these were provisions set up in the law for states to step in and establish what is called these exchanges and the place where individuals can go and purchase coverage. for lower income individuals, you have heard like subsidies and credits are important. through these individual exchanges from the federal government will do tax credits and subsidies. primarily for lower income americans for coverage all of this is linked together. you may be able to go to exchanges and get credit for subsidies to do this. all of these provisions are linked together.
of their influence, changing the world. this whole idea of leadership was challenged. you can even argue if you look at this that after they formalized this, they actually lost a little bit and you can argue about the influence. it got me thinking about the world of elected officials that have this formal authority. >> you haven't done time, have you? >> no, i have not done time. but this idea that we have to wait around for the white horse. i have been waiting around and somewhere expecting it was arnold schwarzenegger. he married maria shriver, that was good, then he got in and president obama had been under that notion to the notion that we had to wait around for someone else to solve our problems. it got me walking down this path. what is happening with these popular movement here in america, occupy movement, the tea party, et etc. there is an energy out there. >> we are talking about estonia, south korea, a lot of people in search of innovation at the head of what we have. they're places throughout the globe that have a learning curve in terms of what you're talking about. >> he's going to come
, especially with social justice and wanting the kind of change that will be better for society. i am delighted to be here at cooper union and i am delighted of the sponsorship of n.y.u. which i am very familiar with so i feel at home for a lot of reasons and i appreciate the fact you braved the weather and the elements for three yesterday was so beautiful. what happened today? this is new york but it can change so dramatically and so quickly. i feel very at home because i have an early experience of learning about human rights. very early. growing up in the west of ireland wedged between two brothers and older and two brothers younger i had to be interested in equality and human rights but using my elbows to assert myself but as i try to explain in the book but that was not the norm but growing up in ireland where girls and women knew their place in the home or as a 90 or possibly to become a writer or a artist or a musician. i was very aware this you seem to have much more options even though my parent's repeated i had the same opportunities that my brothers had and they would support me in t
senators across the senate are women. just recognize that, again, this has been really a significant change, and our motivation, of course, is to reach the best and brightest, retain the best human capital we can find across the enterprise. can i have the next slide, please. same-sex benefits. this is an issue that, frankly, interesting time. i look at -- i look at how it's playing out in washington, and i think this is kind of showing me what's going to happen here ahead. you know, we had the repeal of don't ask, don't tell back in the fall of 2011, and it was pretty much a nonevent. people said, oh, it's going to be a change, it's going to be significant, just an upheaval of massive social proportions. it's been known of that. we knew that. we knew that going in, that, look, the generation you represent, this is nothing. you all understood this for a long time, but it's not about who you are with, but about the quality of the person you are. we see that play out. it's been an interesting change to see the follow-up from that. not withstanding the don't ask, don't tell policy and opening o
to $1723. and 20 and 36 years. that is quite the change. so how do hedge funds -- how do these investments actually make money? if you master this technique, you can go get a job on wall street. this is the craziest thing i ever came across. are you ready for this? okay. you have to create something that is designed to fail and then you can collect insurance on it. so does the equivalent of you going to work, soul burn down within six months. and then you take an insurance policy out on the building. how long do you think the blast if you do that? not too long. but that is what we will get into next. did you ever hear the words financial innovations? these are the terms that are used. when i first saw these, my eyes glazed over and i thought oh, my goodness. i bought a textbook on one of them costing $90. i read two pages and it was all math. i had to put the book down. i could not deal with it. i could not get past two pages. the worst $90 i ever spent. okay. here's what we will talk about. that is the housing boom. if you look at that and start with a graph that i have -- if we went back
are just not compatible. we've made a lot of recommendations about what, changing the culture. that was left for nasa to do at their own pace. ra remain committed that they are just as important as the return to flight recommendations and as a matter of principle for the future of designing any spacecraft that the principles are applicable this you cannot allow the guy that is responsible for the scheduled cost and payload to trade engineering safety insurance you just cannot run a risky enterprise not just shovels that anybody so that's all i'm going to say. that is kind of up in the clouds of where we were and then we shredded it down to writing specifics so people could understand and take actions on. we don't want to write something that was so generic you can use it. but we had overarching philosophical viewpoint that for example the management of the space shuttle program was so inappropriate that if you didn't lose the shuttle next week he would lose it next month. the program was incapable of managing a risky enterprise and so then we shredded it down to other things.
believe that represents a positive and profound change in the way we approach sexual assault cases. the pilot program provides airmen to report that they are victims of sexual assault with an attorney to represent them. our special victims council program is unique among federal agencies in providing that level of support to victims of sexual assault. this pilot programs primary purpose is to give the very best care to our people. our special victims council operate independently of the prosecution's chain of command. they establish an attorney-client relationship with victims, and they represent on their client's behalf. thereby protecting victims privacy and immeasurably helping victims, not field we victimized by having to endure alone of what can be complex, exhausting, and often confusing criminal justice process. we are in early stages of this program, but we are extreme excited about what the future holds. in december, which render first cadre of 60 expands military attorneys a special victims council. the date you represent about 200 clients in various stages of the investi
for the bailout, and i'm sure you do as well. have you been able to change anybody's mind who perhaps opposed the bailout and then upon seeing the results felt that in retrospect it was a good idea? >> guest: we became known as government motors to a lot of people. no question that hurt gm and continues to target today. but we did pay back the loan to the government, and we have payback a lot of the equity investment the government made. and yes, i think people want gm to succeed. the government motors label is still there to some extent, still affects some people but i think it is less now. and i think once the indebtedness is totally pay, i think that will go away. >> in the book you talk about what you found when you arrive at general motors. a lot of it was not necessarily apparent to the public. the financial results were, but what you then we started looking underneath the hood so to speak is revealed very much in the first time in the book. chair with a a little bit about some of the surprises for you as a seasoned executive when you arrived in detroit. >> guest: well, i expected certa
positive -- it makes people aware, it makes people take initiative to change things, for example? last year there was a video that went viral on youtube about the guy that was taking charge in uganda. and i had never heard about that. all of my friends were talking about it and nobody knew about this. and now all of these celebrities are starting charities and i know that there is controversy on where that money was going. but my point is there a way to make the shooters aware of what is going on? >> one of the positive things is all the people wanting to donate. a lot of good can come out of publicity. but you just have to take the killer out of the picture. that's the problem. so i think giving a good example, i did a study with my colleague of people magazine. we looked at every cover from the 70s up to a few years ago. when they first started, it was all about people who did good things. they had people and politicians who did the right thing. medical discoveries, astronauts who did great things, here it is. and over time it started to get very negative. after a while, the majority of t
: are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or change their vote? the presiding officer: on this vote the yeas are 45, the nays are 54. under the previous order requiring 60 votes for the adoption of this amendment, the amendment is not agreed to. ms. mikulski: move to reconsider. mr. mccain: move to lay on the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: i ask unanimous consent to speak up to two minutes and after my remarks the senior senator from arizona be recognized. the presiding officer: is there objection? is there objection to the modified request? without objection. mr. brown: madam president, thank you. i want to not yet call up, i've been working with chairwoman mikulski on this until they get an agreement but i'll just discuss for a moment amendment 83 i'm cosponsoring with senator isakson of georgia. it really does help us restore as chairmanwoman mikulski has been working towards, regular order in this chamber. this is an amendment having to do with some chang dealing -- language de
. but several astonishing insights that blackett's small team proved early on changed their minds. probably dramatic was a calculation the scientists made showing that the tactics the navy had orders its air crews to follow in attacking u-boats -- even though it seems like a perfectly sensible approach on its face -- was, in fact, unlikely ever successful in sinking a u-boat. the navy commanders had actually done a somingly reasonable calculationing themselves. -- seemingly reasonable calculation themselves. they knew how much time typically elapsed between the moment a patrol plane spotted a u-boat and the u-boat spotted the patrol plane and dove beneath the surface. they knew how fast a u-boat could dive. they knew it was of 45 seconds that a u-boat had been out of sight by the time the patrol plane got into position to develop a depth charge, and they figure a u-boat could have gotten to about 150 feet below the surface at that point. so they said, okay, 150 feet, that's the best average. the trouble was, as blackett's scientists realized once they started sifting through this data, was
book that wants to make the argument that actually change people's lives and actually changed the culture. it came under criticism more recently for not only reflecting the lives of small business people, for not talking about a working-class women that have no choice but to work all along and not talking about people love of their sexual preferences who may have already found themself out of the conventional life. but what i want to do a little bit today is talk about the ongoing power of this classic. i recently talked this book at nyu a couple of whom are here in this audience who do not ever hesitate to tell me if something is boring and they're important attention. it is amazing to me that the class comes to life and the book spoke to them and interesting ways. i want to talk about the war the feminine mystique and whether it still presses and it's complicated because we live in a world that has been so transformed in this book and in the movement that followed most of us in the room who were born after "the feminine mystique" came out. it's hard to imagine those days at
to do more and do it faster to change the way medicare and medicaid pay for healthcare. how to boost the country's economy, we learned from economists the number one way to reduce healthcare spending is to end fee-for-service. everyone agree that fee-for-service drives volumes, excesses, and waste. we know this encourages the wrong things. that's why healthcare reform changed incentives to providers. and medicare and medicaid are testing different programs to determine which work best. in october, medicare rolled out a program with a simple yet revolutionary premise. medicare is going to pay hospitals to get the job done right the first time. the hospitals are penalized if patients are readmitted too soon after being discharged. communities from montana to maryland are rising to the challenge. in miss sue los angeles montana, the local earth is partnering with medicare on care transitions. under the program, patients at reaction of readmission will get extra help making the transmission from the hospital back to the community. today we'll hear about data showing significant first ste
the narrative. we need to do challenge the narrative to make changes to dive frank to prevent the further acquisition from the power of god frank. he is willing to asked why the fdic is the entity in charge of the authority. lie in which it has no experience to regulate insurance or hedge funds can suddenly become a regulator. it is a hard question. one of those could be a force booker good if used properly citibank had problems. [laughter] could use the liquidation authority to wind down citibank and send a message to the market's, there will be consequences for failure and would that change the consequences? you cannot define what is systemic and to all circumstances ocher. but timothy geithner response is what regulators do whatever they want and we will figure it out, i trust us. what would peter do during the crisis? and what is appropriate? i look forward to discussion of these issues and congratulate you on your block. [applause] >> thank you very much. is an honor to be here and comment on peter's book in the '60s willis friedman and and the shorts set out to do difficult things a
. these are changing times but the importance of storytelling will never change so i will remain cautiously terrified optimistic. [laughter] >> if we went down the dark ages we may have thought this guy was falling since the dawn of time there is stuff we just don't understand and things change. i can tell you how many devices i put my phone numbers and since 1978 and now i cannot remember. some changes, hopefully our health is the most important. it is scary. we don't know. when i was in first grade we would go outside in the hallway with duck and cover. so i am optimistic about the human race and on the day to day basis it annoys me but i think writing is the highest form of transcendence that we have. it is still the thought that counts. >> i cannot tell you how many times i am on a panel about the future of the printed word and there are seats full and people turn out to for this and that gives me optimism. we will survive. the platform if it is the printed word i'd go with the might daughters to on walden pond one of the greatest used used bookstores in the country and the dusting is milled in t
to check in here. and it'll go ahead and ask me if any of my information has changed, i'll hit no. and any of my health conditions, allergic to aspirin. nothing's changed. and then my insurance information. we'll go ahead and hit nothing's changed there. then over here a medical attendant will always be present with the unit, and they will go ahead and take my co-pay, all right. and then -- here we go here. okay. the system has gone out in the software and found all the available appointments, and it looks here there's an appointment for noon, so i'm going to go ahead and check in. all right. hit finish. and then the last part is the medical attendant will verify that i am who i say i am with my license, id. so it'll go ahead and pull that up and verify and show my license and verify that i am who i say i am. then we'll go ahead and walk into the station here. so a medical attendant will be here at all times to initiate the vital process, and we'll go ahead and do that here. so the vital process is height, weight and blood pressure, temperature. i'm going to go ahead and enter my height, s
have got to change the trajectory of this country. we capital sustain ourselves if we go to $20 trillion, $20 trillion debt. whether you're a democrat, republican, libertarian, whatever you are, independent, you should want a strong monetary policy and a strong economic policy. and we have got a few more years left, and this is a good start right here in the senate if we can get this bill up and pass it and the house will do something. we will fund the government until september 30, which we are supposed to do. that way we can start on the 14 budget -- the 2014 budget and maybe go to regular order is what we would like in the appropriation process and not go from crisis to crisis. what we have done in the house and the senate and the white house is involved in this, too, in recent years, we have gone from -- lurched from crisis to crisis, and then we come up to the deadline and people say oh, we have got to have certainty, so we kick the can down the road just a few more yards, but that's not the way to do business. this country is too important. the business community needs cer
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